Cellphone off for a day???
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September 20, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm #599502supergirl613Member
I”m not sure how many of you heard or are interested, but Rabbi Wallerstein said that on Oct.1(i think) that all cellphones will be off. thousands of people are turning off their cellphones to focus on other important things in their lives such as husbands, wives, children, etc and not only your cellphone. I think this is great especially since there are other things in your lives besides texting.September 20, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #811611☕️coffee addictParticipant
I already made a thread about this (or commented) and it’s the 2nd btw (the 1st is shabbos)
and also it includes laptops tooSeptember 21, 2011 12:49 am at 12:49 am #811612supergirl613Member
o ok i didn’t realize. and yeah i was just realized that it includes laptops, computers, ipads, ipods etcSeptember 21, 2011 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #811613adorableParticipant
what if Im totally not attached to my phone, should i still turn it off? its not gonna prove anything!September 21, 2011 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm #811614Smick.Member
Adorable: it includes computers, laptops, ipads, iphones…etc.. all electronic devices… Good to hear you’re not attatched to your phone… however if you sign up for it, you may have to cut some ties with the cr for a while…September 21, 2011 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #811615
I make my income from the internet.September 21, 2011 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #811616September 21, 2011 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #811617
You can pledge in 1 hr increments.
visit ohr naavas websiteSeptember 21, 2011 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #811618makMember
I saw a whole bunch of charadim in Pensilvania who went without electronic devices for even days at a time……oh, wait…September 21, 2011 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #811619TheGoqParticipant
What if you dont have a family then what is the point?September 21, 2011 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #811620
I think you missed the point, if you think it is about family.September 21, 2011 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #811621TheGoqParticipant
ok then enlighten me apy.September 21, 2011 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #811622
I saw a whole bunch of charadim in Pensilvania who went without electronic devices for even days at a time……oh, wait…
Actually they use Cell phonesSeptember 21, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #811624
I think I remember reading that it is to spend time with family but I may be wrong maybe that’s why its on a sunday-when more people are home, not working?September 21, 2011 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #811625
If its October 2, Thats the Sunday after a 3 Day Yom Tov (2 Days Rosh Hashana and Shabbos).September 21, 2011 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #811626
It is about redeveloping a relationship with the world around you. That can include your family, if you dont have a family, you have a social group that you belong to (yeshiva, school, shul, work etc.). It is about being part of the world that you belong to, instead of detached from it absorbed in your laptop, music, phone, messaging device etc.
Did you see either of the 2 videos Ohr Naava put out promoting this?September 21, 2011 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #811627
Oh! I guess I’m wrong then 🙂September 21, 2011 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #811628
Why have this the day after a 3 day Yom Tov ??
Between Rosh Hashana and Shabbos if you wanted to you could connect with those people who you wanted to (Assuming they lived near you) and if they did not, you would have to call them after Shabbos to re-connect
People go to Shul on Rosh Hashanna and Shabbos, they go visit friends on Shabbos (Or go to the park) etc.September 21, 2011 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #811629
I hear your point I think it also had to do with that day being tzom gedaliah thoughSeptember 21, 2011 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #811630justsimchaMember
its an awesome ideaSeptember 21, 2011 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #811631LBKParticipant
I love how this is supposed to help people realize they can live without technology, yet you have to go online to ohr naava’s website to register.September 21, 2011 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #811632keepingbusy613Member
yea im sorry guys i made a couple mistakes. it can be for any amount of time it does not have to be a whole day and I think it has to be at least an hour. it doesn’t mean only spending time with your family but with everyone and everything. your friends and other important people. but look on the ohr naavah website for exact details. oh and it is oct. 2September 21, 2011 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #811633
In theory, it should be easier to keep these devices off after a three day yom tov, because you already did it for three days and your world didnt collapse. A Rebbe of mine stopped smoking after a three day yom tov (he figured he held off for three days and his world didnt come to an end, he held off another day, then another and it is 20 years later and he is still holding out).September 22, 2011 3:44 am at 3:44 am #811634Nisht Ahe Nisht AherMember
It’s an amazing idea, I think everyone should sign up. I did!September 22, 2011 4:54 am at 4:54 am #811635kapustaParticipant
I love how this is supposed to help people realize they can live without technology, yet you have to go online to ohr naava’s website to register.
From the FAQ’s on daytodisconnect.com
Sure. Simply send us an email.”September 22, 2011 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #811636
“you have to go online to ohr naava’s website to register.”
You could send them a postcard with your name and hours pledged.September 22, 2011 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #811637adorableParticipant
GOQ- the point is to train you! regardless of the world around you! you can connect with yourself better
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